Western Railway General manager chaired safety review meeting
Awarded employees for safety related outstanding work
Western Railway General manager Alok Kansal chaired safety review meeting where various safety related aspects was reviewed by him. During this meeting he also awarded 27 employees for their outstanding works which resulted in safe train working.
These employees were awarded in appreciation of their alertness in duty and contribution towards averting untoward incidents during the months of February 2021 to April 2021 and thereby ensuring safety of train operations. It was attended by the concerned Principal Head of Departments, all Divisional Railway Managers and senior officers of Western Railway.
According to a press release issued by Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, at the outset of the safety review meeting Kansal emphasized on safety at work sites and to always remain alert and vigilant. He instructed that Dip Lorry should not remain unguarded on Platform or by the side of the track. Machineries like concrete mixer, roller etc should be safely placed when using alongside track.
Kansal asked to monitor the clearance of released rail lying in the section. He also said that all deficiencies in track circuit should be removed at the earliest to make train operations safer. The fire alarm system was also reviewed during the meeting. He directed that all workers while performing duty on tracks should compulsorily wear fluorescent jackets for better visibility, thereby ensuring their safety. General Manager encouraged all the employees to get themselves vaccinated whenever their turn comes.
Kansal also appreciated the alertness of the staff who were awarded. The staff awarded included Shivchand - Loco Pilot/Mail train who showed exemplary alertness and presence of mind in the course of his duty. Due to his vigilance he averted an accident by applying the emergency brake. In another incident Surendra Parmar-Technician at Nadiad station noticed a lady stuck at the track and immediately alighted on the track, endangering his own life and pulled her towards the platform, thus saving her life.
In yet another incident Mahesh Meena – Station Master at Vangaon station noticed heavy sparking from a passing goods train. He informed Station Master of Dahanu Road to examine the same. On scrutiny at Dahanu Road by the Pointsman and Guard, it was found that heavy metal had deposited in one of the wagons. The wagon was removed and isolated. Prompt action and alertness by Mahesh Meena averted possibility of any untoward incidence.